Superstars - Super Friends

Coral Drouyn talks to British Superstars Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, discovering how fate brought about their spectacular musical partnership.

When super stars cross each other’s paths in space, the result is usually a powerful explosion, and the same rules apply in Musical Theatre. And there are no bigger Superstars in the West End world of Musicals than Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.

Two very different but extraordinary voices.

Green Day’s American Idiot - National Tour

The Tony® and Grammy®-Award winning rock musical Green Day’s American Idiot will make its Sydney debut in the Concert Hall in January 2018, at the beginning of a national tour, with Grinspoon’s Phil Jamieson in the starring role. 

Victorian Opera Season 2018

From roaring adventure to seductive siren songs, family classics to never-ending fun, Victorian Opera’s Season 2018 Encounters boasts epic Australian premieres and new unlimited Season Passes for audiences aged 30 years and under.

National Theatre of Parramatta Season 2018

National Theatre of Parramatta (NTofP) has announced its Season 2018 comprising four world premieres with six Australian plays. The program focuses on identity, belonging and place - at their heart is an exploration of families, the humanity we all share and how we evolve and navigate the world around us.

Season 2018 includes a diversity of established creatives and those poised on the cusp of exciting careers. From the pen of acclaimed playwright Steve Rodgers, to the exciting emerging talents of Western Sydney artist Aanisa Vylet (Pictured left- photographer: Robert Catto).

The Old Fitz Theatre In 2018

Red Line Productions’ 2018 season at the Old Fitz Theatre in Woolloomooloo features 3 World Premieres (including a musical), 3 Australian Premieres, 2 Sydney Premieres and 2 great contemporary love stories. 

2018 also sees the launch of Red Line UNDERGROUND on Monday nights, including Burlesque with Hannah Raven, Just The Two Of Us with Scott Witt, Bang Bang Rodeo with Jane Watt  

Simply Beautiful

It took Carole King three months after the musical based on her life opened on Broadway to bring herself to see it. Ahead of its Australian premiere, the musical’s original director and local leads reflected on what makes the songwriter tick. David Spicer reports.

From Kiama to Kinky Boots

Michael Cassel is a rising star in Australian show business. You won’t ever see him on stage, but behind the scenes he has become one of Australia’s major producers of musical theatre – a job he set his sights on as a child. David Spicer reports.

When Michael Cassel was 12 years of age a production of Jesus Christ Superstar lit a fire in his belly. So excited was he, that he wrote to the producer Harry M Miller with a proposition.

Sydney Theatre Company 2018 Season

Sydney Theatre Company has unveiled its 2018 Season – Kip Williams’ first as Artistic Director. The program features sixteen shows across five venues, comprising a range of new works by Australian writers, the epic stage adaptation of a beloved trilogy of novels, and the return of a rarely produced Australian classic. These sit alongside new productions of contemporary and classic international works.

Speaking about the season, Artistic Director Kip Williams said:

OperaQ Season 2018

Outgoing Artistic Director Lindy Hume has unveiled the 2018 season for Opera Queensland, her final program before she hands the reins to Patrick Nolan in November 2017.

A Chance To Star At Cabaret Under The Star

South Australia is well known for its Arts festivals, with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and Cabaret Fringe featuring strongly in the mix. South Australia-based Cabaret performers now have the added benefit of another festival, produced in Adelaide later in the year than the others and, importantly, at no cost to artists involved, just a 50:50 door split. Lesley Reed reports.

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